Tuesday, 19 May 2015
I am still making lots of clothes for my "birthday holiday", and with time running out they have to be quick to make.
I came across this NewLook pattern recently, and as I do like a shift dress decided this would be ideal for me to run up a couple of dresses with fairly quickly.
This white with a black stripe jersey was in my stash and I have been wanting to use it for ages. It is a bit see-through so it needed to be lined.I also had a piece of very fine lingerie fabric in my stash so it was ideal for the lining.
you might think that lining a dress is complicated, not so, it is only like putting facings in. Adding a cap sleeve makes it even easier.
Posted by Angela Seddon
I have sewn all my life and I am passionate about passing on my vast knowledge of sewing to others as I feel these skills could easily be lost. Crafts are not taught so much in schools now instead we buy cheap fashion items which are only worn a few times and end up on landfill sites which is bad for our planet. When you sew you are creating a bespoke garment which fits you perfectly and will last a lifetime. How wonderful it feels when you are complemented on your new dress and you proudly say " Thank you, I made it myself"